Check out the arts festivals happening around North America this summer and start making travel plans. Here is a list to get you started: 2014-2016 Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver Biennale - Guided by the theme “Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver,” the 3rd annual Vancouver Biennale will include a variety of artistic mediums, including music, performance, sculpture, and … Read More
Public Art Category
A term to describe new directions in art utilizing technology, video, projection computers, the Internet, geo-locational devices, and other new tools and technology, typically of an electronic nature. New media public art often involves interactive technology or audience-activated artwork.
Sacramento, Calif. - Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, 11 artists will create artworks to enhance Sacramento’s Broadway District virtually. None of the artworks—whether sculpture, mural, etc.—will exist in a physical location but rather as digital files, visible only on a smartphone or tablet. The project, Broadway Augmented, will use … Read More
Global – Forecast Public Art and the Institute for Public Art have opened a Call for Suggestions for the second International Award for Public Art. The award honors excellence in the field while also seeking to increase visibility for public art internationally and to foster knowledge through research, discussion, and debate. Please send suggestions by … Read More
Atlanta, Ga. - Beginning October 18, 2013, downtown Atlanta will play host to a medley of large-scale public art projects, performances, and educational opportunities in its 3rd annual art festival known as Elevate Week. The theme of this year’s festival is “Transit: Time, People & Places.” Elevate Week runs October 18–26, 2013, along North and South … Read More
Guo-Qiang, in his fifth decade of experiential public art practice, is best known for his explosion events, but the breadth of his work often transcends fire and fuses. If you’re like me, when you hear “explosion event,” you reach for your laptop, not an artist monograph. While a YouTube search is instantly gratifying, Cai Guo-Qiang: … Read More
San José, Calif. – The legendary capital of Silicon Valley, is California’s third largest city and the tenth largest in the United States. It’s home to the corporate headquarters of Adobe, Cisco, and eBay, and major facilities of Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, and Lockheed Martin. Apple and the Googleplex round out Silicon Valley’s bright lights. Smaller … Read More
Every year Forecast is amazed by the talented artists and innovative ideas that are proposed through our annual grant program. We want to thank all of our applicants for their hard work and creative concepts. We would also like to thank our independent selection panel for taking on the challenging task of selecting grantees. Congratulations … Read More
The world of social media offers interesting territory for artists to explore. The emergent values of the medium—most centrally an anarchic, user-created information experience—lend themselves especially to social practice works, where social media can serve as an important connector. But two recent projects show how artists are using the new medium in other ways. For … Read More
San Francisco, Calif. – On March 5, 2013, at 9 pm PST, Leo Villareal‘s The Bay Lights—the largest LED light sculpture in the world—was lit. Since 1936, the Bay Bridge has been a central landmark of the Bay Area of California, connecting San Francisco and Oakland. The Bay Lights was inspired by the bridge’s 75th … Read More
New perspective from Nadja Rottner on Oldenburg’s often overlooked multimedia performances, 1960 to 1965; part of the October Files Series. Click here to purchase.